How To Hide Yourself From Network Users!, And give access to only specific users!
Don't want your XP computer to show up in the network browse list (Network Neighborhood/My Network Places) to other users on your network? One way to accomplish that is to disable file sharing. To do this,
But what if you want to be able to share folders with some users; you just don't want everyone on the network to see your computer's shares? There's a way:
Click Start and select Run.
In the Run box, type net config server /hidden:yes
Now others who know the UNC path (\\computer name\share name) can connect to your computer's shares from the Run box, but it won't show up in the network browse list.